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Cognitive Architectures to Support Diagrammatic Imagination


Prof. B. Chandrasekaran, Ohio State University

Diagrams - both external and internal - are ubiquitous as support for human reasoning. Cognitive architectures, such as Soar and Act-R, view cognition entirely within the framework of predicate-symbolic representations. However, even when using external diagrams, diagrammatic reasoning calls for the construction of internal diagrams, i.e., diagrammatic imagination. In this talk, I describe DRS, a representation framework that we have been developing for a number of years, to support diagrammatic reasoning and imagination. I will also remark on the implications our work on my long-term goal of developing a view of cognition as basically multi-modal.

Date: 10.06.2011

Time: 15:30 h

Location: Cartesium, Bremen

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